Lethal Weapon 3 *** (out of 5) (1992)

Cast: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Stuart Wilson

Directed by Richard Donner

LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh are back, trying to take down an undercover gun smuggling operation from within their own department. Murtaugh is days from retiring, Riggs meets his dream woman in the form of IA officer Russo, and Pesci reprises his role as Leo Getz.

The magic is still here in this third outing and the film oozes chemistry galore between the lead actors. LW3 is just as much fun as the previous two films, and entertaining enough to recommend, even though the main storyline and bad guys are the worst in the series. Pesci is back, although a little more annoying than funny this time around, and Russo is terrific as a lethal weapon in her own right. Watch for the characters and funny moments and forgive the idiotic plot and you'll have another good time with Riggs and Murtaugh.

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